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Inpatient Pharmacy Associate (Incoming P1 Fall 2024) - Olathe Health Campus

Job ID: R-33484 Location: Olathe, Kansas
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Position Summary / Career Interest:

The pharmacy associate will provide collaborative pharmaceutical care through integrated drug distribution, consistent service, and interactions with interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teams within the University of Kansas Health Care System.


  • Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.
  • Performs ALL duties under the drect supervision of a pharmacist licensed in the State of Kansas.    
  • Assists in accurate medication order filling, compounding and record keeping to assure timely delivery of medications. 
  • Prepares medications using appropriate technique and equipment.  Medications include, but are not limited to:  Intravenous admixtures, chemotherapy, total parenteral nutrition, oral unit-dose or prepackaged medications, compounds, investigational drugs.
  • Operates computer systems to accurately input medication orders and obtain necessary patient information. 
  • Uses a courteous and professional customer-focused approach while interacting directly or on the telephone with customers.  Directs customers with potential problems to the pharmacist, supervisor or administrator as appropriate.
  • Assists in maintaining pharmacy inventory and record keeping in accordance with state and federal law.  Assures timely distribution of prescribed medications and stock items to nursing units and other hospital departments.  
  • Strives to remove barriers in achieving excellent pharmaceutical care by participating in organizational and departmental performance improvement efforts and utilizing effective communication skills relative to these initiatives.  Maintains supervisor awareness of personal and team activities affecting the department.  Reports medication errors at appropriate time of occurrence. 
  • Maintains a plan for personal development and completion of competency validation records.  Participates in goal setting and ongoing development of team members.
  • Takes responsibility for professional development and advancement of learning in the study of pharmacy.
  • If applicable, participation in the quality management program is expected with the goal of improving services by monitoring processes, analyzing data, implementing interventions to improve and evaluating the effectiveness of those interventions.  Responsibilities may include working to establish and maintain long and short term goals for the Quality Management Program; monitoring and documenting Quality Improvement Projects (QIPs) for progress in meeting QI goals; and providing guidance and education to staff on Quality Management priorities and projects. If applicable, as part of the program, the staff will uphold the quality of the Patient Management Program to include the development and reassessment of the program.



  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Proof of acceptance to an accredited school of pharmacy
  • Pharmacy Technician licensure based on primary practice site
  • Must obtain Kansas and/or Missouri licensure as a registered pharmacy intern within 60 days of starting pharmacy school based on primary practice site

We are an equal employment opportunity employer without regard to a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, ancestry, age (40 or older), disability, veteran status or genetic information.

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